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Three Nights on Whitson Lake

2018 September 6-9

Diana and Bob recently spent three nights camping on Whitson Lake. One afternoon was spent exploring the Five Mile Rapids Portage. Here are some photos from that trip. A full Bushlog will follow soon is now avaialable: Three Nights on Whitson Lake.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-06 - map - explore

Camp set up; it's time to update the diary

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Morning mist.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Morning coffee.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Morning calm.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Looking up Five Mile Rapids.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Exploring the Five Mile Rapids portage.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Emma Creek along the portage.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Steep sand banks along this section of the Petawawa River.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

The bottom of the portage is an easy trail through open bush.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Bottom of a deep gully. From here until the top of the portage, the going is much rougher.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

A wet area along the portage.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

We camped here 42 years ago.

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

along the Five Mile Rapids portage in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Wind damage on Coveo Lake.

three nights on Whitson Lake

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Back to Whitson Lake.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-07 - map - explore

Evening light.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Morning.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

No, it's not winter.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Lazy afternoon in camp. It was a bit too breezy for leisurely paddling.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Evening light.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-08 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

Morning coffee. The thermometer read zero but there was no evident frost.

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Bob: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

Whitson Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

The diarist on Smith Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

On the way home. Updating the diary on Smith Lake.

top of McManus Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

The swift between Smith Lake and McManus Lake.

top of McManus Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

(photo by Diana: 2018-09-09 - map - explore

Residual damage on McManus Lake from the 1998 microburst.

canoe trip

Algonquin Park Coveo Lake Five Mile Rapids portage (Petawawa River) McManus Lake Petawawa River Smith Lake Whitson Lake